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Paul H. Edelstein, MD

Paul H. Edelstein, MD Physician

Director, Clinical Microbiology Laboratory Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Professor of Medicine

Dr. Edelstein is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Infectious Disease, 1978
  • Internal Medicine, 1976

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of California, Los Angeles
Residency: Wadsworth Veterans Administration Medical Center
Fellowship: Wadsworth Veterans Administration Medical Center


American Academy of Microbiology, American Chemical Society, American College of Physicians, American Federation for Clinical Research, American Society for Microbiology, American Thoracic Society, American Thoracic Society, British Medical Research Council, International British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute, National Infectious Diseases Society of America, Infectious Diseases Society of America,

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Edelstein is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Edelstein PH, Hu B, Edelstein MAC: In vitro and intracellular activities of LBM415 (NVP PDF-713) against Legionella pneumophila. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 49 : in press,2005.

Edelstein PH.: Legionnaires Disease, Pontiac Fever, and Related Illnesses. Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 5th edition : 1676-1686,2004.

Edelstein PH: Pneumococcal resistance to macrolides, lincosamides, ketolides, and streptogramin B agents: molecular mechanisms and resistance phenotypes Clin Infect Dis 38 (Suppl 4): S322-S327,2004.

Dumoff K, McGovern PC, Edelstein PH, Nachmakin I.: Legionella maceachernii pneumonia in a patient with HIV infection Diag Microbiol Infect Dis 50 : 141-145,2004.

Edelstein PH, Weiss WJ, Edelstein MAC.: Activities of tigecycline (GAR-936) against Legionella pneumophila in vitro and in guinea pigs with L. pneumophila pneumonia. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 47 : 533-540,2003.

Edelstein PH, Hu B, Higa F, Edelstein MAC.: lvgA, a novel Legionella pneumophila virulence factor. Infect Immun 71 : 2394-2403,2003.

Brassinga AK, Hiltz MF, Sisson GR, Morash MG, Hill N, Garduno E, Edelstein PH, Garduno RA, Hoffman PS: A 65-kilobase pathogenicity island is unique to Philadelphia-1 strains of Legionella pneumophila. J. Bacteriol 185 : 4630-4637,2003.

Bisson G, Fishman NO, Patel JB, Edelstein PH, Lautenbach E.: Extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella species: risk factors for colonization and impact of antimicrobial formulary interventions on colonization prevalence. Infect Cont Hosp Epidemiol. 23 : 254-260,2002.

Lautenbach E, Fishman NO, Bilker WB, Castiglioni A, Metlay J, Edelstein PH, Strom BL.: Risk factors for fluoroquinolone resistance in nosocomial Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae infections. Arch Intern Med 162 : 2469-2477,2002.

Edelstein PH.: Detection of Antibodies to Legionella. Manual of Clinical Laboratory Immunology, 6th edition : 468-476,2002.

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Academic Contact Info

HUP - 4 Gates
3400 Spruce St

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-6651
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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